Ideal Hefty Pet Side Sliding Window Inserts Custom Made Window units
The Ideal Hefty Pet Side Sliding Window Insert is just like a patio insert for sliding glass doors; but made shorter for vertical windows. The top of the unit is spring loaded to give you a 2.5" adjustment range for easy fitting and removal. A locking pin is included that you may install on the frame of your sliding window. Most customers use a small stick behind the window in the track instead as they do not wish to install any hardware.
All weather stripping is included as well as a bug protector (draftstopper) that is installed to cove the gap created when the window insert is installed.
Pet Opening Size is 7 1/2"w x 10 1/2"h
Manual 4-Way Locking
Open - in both directions
Locked - in both directions
One way - entry only
One way - exit only
Note:If your measurement is within a 1/2" of the bottom of an adjustment range (in chart below), then you will want to call us to place your order so we can make an alteration to the unit for proper fitting.
You may want to consider a pet ramp or stairs for your window insert if the height from the floor surface seems a bit dangerous for your pet. These ramps are an excellent solution to those types of problems and come in a wide variety of shapes, colors, and sizes. For a complete selection of quality, furniture grade ramps please see our Pet Ramps and Steps.
Ideal Hefty Pet Flap Custom Made Side Sliding Window Units
The Ideal Hefty Pet Flap Side Sliding Window Inserts are custom made to the the selected height to fit your window.
Pet Door Close-up
The Ideal Hefty Pet Side Sliding Window Insert features the 4-Way Locking Hefty Cat pet door. This rigid-Lexan flap door has weather stripping lining the opening and maintains it's seal due to the magnetic closure. Great choice for any size cat and small dogs.
Pet Opening: 7 1/2"w x 10 1/2"h
Panel width - 12"
Starts at $222.99
Important Notice: This pet door is made to order. They are non-refundable & non-returnable. These doors ARE covered under the manufacturer's warranty.
View of Top Section Spec Info
View of Bottom Section Spec Info
The top spring-loaded adjusting section of the Side Sliding Window pet door appears as an "H" piece when viewed from the side. The overall width of this piece is 13/16" (Will fit into most any sliding window track).
The spring-loaded adjustment provides for a 2 1/2" range for proper fitting into your opening. Most top tracks in sliding windows do not have any center rails, however, if you do have this feature then the top section can straddle any rail at the top 5/8" wide or narrower.
The spring-loaded top is secured with 2 thumbscrew locks, accessible from inside the house only, someone from the exterior of the house would not be able to compress or remove the unit.
The bottom section of the Side Sliding Window Pet Door has an overall width of 5/8". A semi-circle, "C" channel is centered and runs the length of the bottom. This "C" channel is design to straddle the center rail in the channel on the bottom of the sliding window track.
By straddling this center rail, the Side Sliding Window Pet Door will remain centered to the frame of your sliding window when closed to this unit.
Note:If the center rail in the channel on the bottom is wider than 5/16", then this patio Insert will not be able to straddle it and as a result may not fit properly in your opening.
Double Check overall channel widths also to ensure proper fitting - must be at least 13/16" at the top and at least 5/8" wide in bottom and side channels.
Our Price: $222.99 - $299.99
Pricing starts at: $222.99 Complete pricing chart at bottom of this page
This Ideal product is made to order and requires a "Customer Sign Off" acknowledgement. This will be sent to the customer once an order is placed and must be responded to before your order can be processed. These items are custom made & non-refundable.
Ideal Pet Side Sliding Window Installation Instructions
Release automatic height adjustment by turning knobs located near the top of the panel counter-clockwise and pressing. Height adjustment panel should fully extend upward (pull upon the panel if necessary).Open sliding glass/screen window; insert panel with knobs facing inside. Place top edge into top track of sliding glass/screen door. Lift up and swing lower portion of panel either onto ridge, in bottom inside track or screen track.
Slide the panel against door jamb and make sure that top is fully extended, not tilted to one side.
Hand-tighten knobs by turning clockwise to lock the panel in place. To permanently install, you may screw through the aluminum fins that protrude on the existing frame of your door. Drill through the fins into the panel. Install two screws in the top and two in the side by the bottom of the panel. Do not put any screws into the frame by the glass as breakage may occur. Optional permanent placement for fixed panel sliding door. Remove screws that hold fixed glass panel in place and slide over. Insert the panel and re-fasten fixed glass panel. Installing Security Lock (Optional)
(Placement Options-see above) With sliding window in closed position, place lock in desired location and bolt in the retraced position, pointed toward the sliding glass door or stationary window rail. Leave approximately 1/8ï¿½ clearance between bolt tip and aluminum rail. Holding lock firmly in place, mark screw holes and center of bolt in rail of sliding door or stationary window. Drill two 5/32ï¿½ holes for mounting screws and a 3/8ï¿½ hole for locking bolt. Caution: Do not drill into glass. With sliding window in the closed position (with window insert installed), mark position for second set of holes. Repeat above instructions Caution: Do not drill into glass.
Weather Stripping Placement
There are two pieces of weather stripping included in this package. A thin, wide draft-stopper with an adhesive strip that attaches to the back side of the sliding window that extends to the glass of the fixed window. The other thin piece of weather stripping is the foam bumper, also with an adhesive backing, it attaches to the panel to provide a better seal when the sliding window closes against the panel.
Fits Openings From 30" to 72" Single Pane Glass | Rigid Lexan Flap 4-Way Lockable - Generous 7" x 10.5" Pet Opening
Ideal Hefty Pet Side Sliding Window
Posted by Brian on Oct 1st 2021
The product is very nice, well constructed and fit as advertised. The material and color matched the install window perfectly.
I do say two things:
1-My order went into purgatory and I had to followup to get it delivered. It did move but not as fast as I was told after contacting them. Their status update needs to be improved. Their delivery needs improving.
2-They have a No Return policy stating it is made to order. That is not the case and they need to be more customer-centric about this. When ordering, I had to select the size that I needed. This tells me they have predefined build sizes. Since that is the case, if someone orders the wrong size, allow the customer to swap for a different size. I did not have to return since I measured and ordered the correct size. This is not always the case.
Very pleased with product and quality
Posted by Kagan Wolfe on Sep 29th 2021
Very impressed with the quality and durability of the product. Was even better than I expected. Love the glass upper portion, so that I maintain the light and view from the window. My cats are going to test it out this weekend. Thank you!
Ideal Hefty Pet Side Sliding Window
Posted by terrie on Aug 5th 2021
Because of the glass up top you do not feel like you loose any view from the window. Well made I would recommend this and love that it came with a lock for the window so it cannot be opened from the outside
Pet side sliding
Posted by email@example.com on Mar 26th 2021
Thicker weather stripping would of been better to help close the gap between window and pet door
Posted by Richard on Mar 7th 2021
I bought this door and I must say it looks nice installed but remember to measure the frame flange to frame flange not the track that it fits in. This will insure it fits into the track.